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English In The New World By: Marquez Comelab
From its early British heritage, the English language has evolved and it will continue to do so as it creeps its way into societies all over the world. The English you know may not be what another person, who lives in another country, knows. Different countries have developed their own ...
Mastering a Foreign Language How To Become A Brilliant Speaker Part 4 of 7 By: Teresa Bolen
You probably already know that this is one of the most powerful training tools used by great athletes, musicians, and performers of all kinds. As a speaker of foreign languages, you are also a performer! Have you incorporated this powerful training tool in to your foreign language mastery repertoire yet? ...
English Slang For Perplexed Tourists By: T O Donnell
I watched the British version of 'Big Brother' recently. That's the television show which is a human hamster cage. Viewers go 'ooh' and 'aah' over the one they like or dislike, and vote to decide who leaves the house. In the interim, the contestants do tricks for the amusement of ...
Japanese Kanji Learning ShortCuts to Rapid Mastery Part 2 By: Stephen Munday
In Japanese Kanji Learning: Short-Cuts to Rapid Mastery Part 1, we looked at mnemonic methods devised by James Heisig and Kenneth Henshall to speed-up kanji acquisition. We saw how their techniques activate the imagination by assigning different meanings individual elements of each kanji. But perhaps these methods do not work ...
Acquiring A First Language By: Julio Foppoli
Have you ever wondered how you learned to speak your native language?We can speak the language perfectly well, with grammatically perfect utterances and appropriate and accurate vocabulary for every possible situation or context in our lives.Obviously, we can infer, our parents had something to do with this. After all, we ...
Overcome Your Fear of Speaking Foreign Languages By: Frank Jones
Many people hesitate to try and speak in a foreign language . This might be because they don't want to feel foolish, are worried about how they will sound, are scared of sounding silly and so on. As a result they remain resolutely monolingual ...
Learning the Arabic Language By: John Davison
The Arabic language is an ancient tongue that dates back to earlier than the 6th century. It is a language steeped in history, and shrouded in mystery. Today, the Arabic language is the 5th most spoken language on the planet, and it is the official language in many ...
Whats In A Word More Than You Realize By: Maria Boomhower
What's in a word? Apparently more than we might want.For others, the ability to express yourself in the most meaningful way.I have written articles before on how bizarre the English language can be and for that matter; many languages have special challenges with interpreting meanings.There is one word in China ...
Crossing the Rubicon By: John T Jones PhD
Did you ever wonder where a common phrase came from? Crossing the Rubicon is such a phrase. This is what it means today: You have taken a step too far. You are at great risk and you can't go back.Under ancient Roman law it was forbidden for any general to ...
How To Speak Spanish By: Steven Gillman
Want to know how to speak Spanish quickly? Of course it can help to learn how to ask for the bathroom, and to say hello. Here are a few of those basic phrases, with the phonetic pronunciations:Hola. (oh-la) Hello or hi.Buenos dias. (bway-nos dee-ahs) Good day.Cu'l es su nombre? (kwahl ...
Speaking Spanish To Increase Mind Power By: Steven Gillman
Our "mind power" is largely in the way we use our words, and limited by our vocabulary. Words, and the concepts they express, are different in each language, and there are differing common expressions. That's why when you learn a new language, you learn new ways to think.Most Americans see ...
No Smaller is Better By: Kathy Steinemann
Which would be easier for you to memorize?1.) The entire New York telephone book 2.) A small nursery rhymeIf you picked #1, please go away!Scientific studies have shown that we learn best by absorbing small morsels of information, applying them in a practical manner, then building on what we know. ...
Mastering a Foreign Language How To Become A Brilliant Speaker Part 7 of 7 By: Teresa Bolen
?You Are What You Believe?You're probably familiar with some of these clich's: You are what you eat. You are what you read. You are who you spend time with. There are a lot of ideas and sayings out there about who you are, and although some of them hold a ...
The Wonder That is Sanskrit By: Santhanam Nagarajan
?Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either.?These remarkable words of Sir William Jones (1746-1794) are important as the 18th century European enlightenment's view of an ancient language of Asia.He had ...
Its a NorthSouth Thing Yall By: Gene Smith
Travelling around the country you sure get some different accents and different ways of putting words together. Sometimes the same thing is spoken differently in different areas.For example: Up North, you rub snuff... down South, you dip it.I live about 60 miles from Washington, D.C. in West Virginia. I moved ...
Japanese Verb Myths Part 1 By: Minna Shiawase
The road to understanding Japanese in littered with lies. These lies aren't intended to harm. The fact is, in the beginning the lies seem natural and helpful. They help make the language 'feel' closer to our native language (English, most likely). Unfortunately, the more knowledge you try to pile on ...
Cooperate With Translators It Pays By: Alexandra Gamanenko
When a business goes global, there is a risk of being not properly understood in other languages, or, even worse, misunderstood. That is why, when you are going to expand your business, your success can depend on the person who translates your website, documentation, ads and so on.Don't insist on ...
Learn to Speak the German Language By: John Davison
German is one of the most widely spoken languages worldwide. It is the official language of several countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium. After the English language, it is the most commonly known language in the European Union, of which it is one of the official languages. The German ...
Teaching Reading to English Language Learners By: Deborah Chitester
There is an increasing amount of English language learners represented in our schools for whom a unique approach to developing literacy is necessary. The development of literacy by English language learners (ELLs) includes all of the challenges implicit for English speaking children literacy attainments, and is additionally compounded by ...
Understanding American Slang for Immigrants By: Gene Smith
I must warn you that I'm not an expert on slang. What I'm going to offer is my best estimate of the meaning to some of the slang that's you may hear daily. If a friend tells you that I got the meanings wrong or that I'm not quite accurate, ...
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